you are the giver of life and love to your family. You build a refuge in which your family is nurtured, valued, and encouraged. Through your tender care, your family thrives. Let us bring the same kind of life affirming attentiveness to the sacred space of your birth experience and within your home.
Practiced in the art of motherhood, we seek to complement your strengths by coming alongside you in one of life’s greatest callings. Using a holistic approach, we serve mamas and their families before, during, and after birth. Together, with a community of support, we help usher women into motherhood with confidence and grace. In doing so, it is our hope to positively impact mothers and their families.
I am Mary Ann Stoltzfus, a wife to Ben, and nine people call me, Mom. I have two amazing grandsons and a granddaughter on the way. Also, a little grandson in heaven. I started the doula journey in 2009, after asking our Heavenly Father how I could be a voice and encouragement to young mommas. He led me to an organization that trains childbirth professionals and doulas. Since then, I have attended over 100 births and have started building a team of women that carry my heart and vision for families. I truly believe that when families are healthy and strong, our communities become strong. God has designed family to represent and bring pleasure to Him. My encouragement to young parents is to take time to invest in themselves and create a family vision that can leave a legacy for generations.
Joanna is creative, out-going and loves to see children using their imagination. Joanna loves being outside and being with animals. When Joanna is not serving families, she is with friends or at home reading an incredible book.
Callie has two beautiful children and is a loving wife. In early 2016, she pursued the education to became a Certified Birth Doula, as well as a Postpartum Doula. She then pursued Placenta encapsulation training and was certified through IPPA (International Placenta & Postpartum Association). In May 2017, she was certified to become a Placenta encapsulation trainer and is now the only one in the state of Pennsylvania with this certification. This is not just a career for her but a passion.
Mary Spicher was raised on her family's small dairy farm nestled in the Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. She loves world travel, cycling with her husband, chocolate, and fireflies. Her deep love for small children and gifted ability to nurture provides a calm and reassuring presence for birthing mothers, regardless of ability, ethnicity, age, or culture. She has been a doula for 23 births!
Marilyn Garman is a wife and a mother to four beautiful children. She loves spending time in the kitchen, teaching her children, and going on camping adventures with her family. Marilyn is full of life, always wanting to learn more about birth and how to prepare mother's for an amazing birth experience. She believes that providing support to mothers allows them to be loved well and in turn, enables them to thrive.
Marlena naturally cares for a family with love and patience. She has learned how to care for a large family since she was young and loves to spend quality time with her friends and family. In her free time, Marlena enjoys traveling and meeting new people!
Sadie is the wife to Mark and a mom to four children. She was adopted as a baby so working at Three Strands is a way for her to give back to the community. In Sadie's free time, she enjoys reading, spending time outside, and quality time with her family.
Jasmin is the oldest of 7 children. She has a lot of experience with having fun and playing with children. She loves finding new ways to engage and interact, allowing her creativity to come out more in the way she babysits. In her spare time she enjoys drawing and writing.
Annalisa is the oldest of six children in her family. She has BIG heart for children and bringing smile to their faces. Annalisa loves being outdoors, hunting with her dad, and being creative with her friends. Annalisa takes her time with children as an opportunity to use the gifting's God has given her.
Geneva is the oldest of five children in her family. Growing up she often babysat for family and friends. She loves to spend time with children and minister to their young lives. In her spare time she enjoys writing, singing, and swimming with her friends.
Abby enjoys connecting with people over coffee, and baking, running, and shopping are some of her favorite activities. Abby's biggest goal is to live for the Lord and doing so through loving others well. She is passionate about caring for people, coming alongside them, and helping others feel loved. Abby is very grateful for the opportunity to live this out daily at Three Strands, and as she works towards her degree in Occupational Therapy.
As a wife and mother to two young children herself, Annie knows the beauty and challenge of being a mom! She loves supporting other women, cooking, and yes, even cleaning! Her patience and warm personality make everyone feel treasured and heard. She handles all the schedules of our ladies, figuring out which ones of our ladies will best fit a family!
Lori is a wife and lover of Jesus. She has a love for working with children and is so patient with them. She loves education and beauty. She has a passion for health, and sharing her knowledge with others. She is a woman of honesty and being real to herself and others.
Kylie loves caring for children and watching them experience the fullness of life. Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling, crossfit and more. Kylie lived in South Carolina for a few years, where she worked at a daycare in the 2 year old class. Then also got the opportunity to teach sixth and seventh grade students in a private school.
Jalisa comes from a big family, as she is the oldest of five children! She believes in the importance of investing in the lives of the children she gets to serve and desires to do that through her work. Jalisa loves music, books and spending time with friends. In her free time, she enjoys learning and exploring new things.
Sadie Rose comes from a large family. Spending time and caring for children is a happy place for her. Sadie loves a good cup of tea, organizing, reading, running, going on walks and hanging out with friends. In everything Sadie does, she wants people to see Jesus, and values her relationship with him.
Amber is married to her best friend, and is a aunt to 23 nieces and nephews. She comes across shy at first but soon she is her bubbly self. She loves spending time with children, keeping house, pets, baking, sports and being out in nature. Her biggest goal in life is keeping God first and never taking life for granted.
Heidi is a nurturing and caring woman of God. When Heidi comes to be with your family, she will care for your children the way God created her too. Heidi loves a good book and cup of coffee on a rainy day. Heidi will bring harmony in peace in a home with her presence.
Riley attended the Lancaster Career and Technology Center where she was trained in Early Childhood Education. She loves working and playing with children of all ages. She is very friendly and can carry a conversation with just about anyone. She loves to serve and encourage others and shine the light of Christ everywhere she goes.
Amber grew up in a family of 9 and is married to her best friend. She has a warm and outgoing personality and loves caring for babies and smaller children. Amber enjoys going to the beach, reading a good book and traveling. Her goal in life is to keep Jesus first and to have people see Him in all she does.
Mary Beth is a sweet, genuine individual whose love for the Lord empowers her to serve others selflessly. She loves children and they are drawn to her kind, gentle spirit. She has served as a school teacher for a few years. A few of her hobbies are hunting, riding horse, and anything that involves being outdoors and in nature.
Lourdes was born and adopted from Guatemala. She is one of seven children, and has a passion to see busy moms have help so that they can spend more priceless time with their children. She was a nanny for five years and has worked with children for the last ten years of her life.
Lindsey is the oldest of 4 siblings and cherishes her time with family and friends. She enjoys being active in playing sports and doing outside activities. She is passionate about missions and serving, she loves caring for children and encouraging them in any way possible.
Kyla has a passion for children that shows in how she cares for them. She has been involved with a youth center for over five years. She spent two years in Mexico as a caregiver in a children's home. She also has experience as a CNA. She enjoys playing games, music, and being in nature. She loves exploring new places, cultures, and languages and is fluent in Spanish.
Karissa is the one of six children. She has a passion and love working with kids and helping them learn all about life. She enjoys reading and playing games in her spare time. She comes off shy at first but quickly becomes a very a fun person to be around.
Allie's heart and goal is to value the customer and what they have to share. We as Three Strands come alongside the family to support and provide care that is like nothing else around. Allie communicates in a way that is safe, reliable and allowing our customers to be heard and served to the best of our ability.
Annette is the oldest of six children and lived in Florida for 23 years. When she was 18, she started nannying for a family of 8 where she homeschooled, cooked, cleaned, and did laundry. She worked for them for 5 years! In her free time, Annette enjoys horseback riding and swimming.
Karina grew up as the oldest girl in a very close-knit family of six. After high school, she worked as a secretary for several years before following God’s call to South Carolina where she volunteered as a cook for a camp set up to help troubled boys and their families. While there, she met her now husband, Todd Stauffer. She loves creating in the kitchen, hiking with her husband, and spending time with family & friends from all over.
Erin comes alongside families providing a calm and supportive role. Erin is very organized and loves providing routine and love for children. Erin loves singing and learning the guitar. Erin hopes to have a big family one day and use her nurturing gift.
Jess is the oldest of 3 children. In the past she has done numerous babysitting adventures and enjoys children and the many precious moments they bring to her life. Some of Jess's interests include crafting, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.